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Noun: cowcatcher  'kaw,ka-chur
Usage: N. Amer
  1. An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
    - fender, buffer, pilot [N. Amer]

Derived forms: cowcatchers

Type of: frame, framework

Part of: engine, loco [informal], locomotive, locomotive engine, railroad locomotive [N. Amer], railway locomotive [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Cowcatcher